There are several things that one needs to consider before buying a new toothbrush

Here are some things to bear in mind if you are looking to buy a new toothbrush.

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Bristle options

Be sure to consider the bristle options that are available when buying a toothbrush. These options include soft, medium and hard bristles. Many people tend to prefer the soft bristled option. It is the most comfortable to use and is not harsh on the gums. Children’s toothbrushes are usually available with soft bristles.

Cost of toothbrush

There are a wide variety of toothbrushes available these days. All the ranges tend to have simple, cheaper and fancy, more expensive options, such as those with animated characters etc.

Electric toothbrushes of course are more expensive than the manual ones. You should also bear in mind that you would need to replace the removable toothbrush head of your electric toothbrush, (just as you would replace your manual toothbrush). This again is more costly for an electric toothbrush as opposed to buying another manual toothbrush.

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